Discussing the Role of Research in Design at Design Nation
On March 8th, Marielle Velander will join the makers and doers at this year’s Design Nation Conference in Manhattan, New York, discussing effective design from ideation to influence. Leading an executive seminar, Marielle will speak to Reboot’s design principles and practices with emerging designers, and share why research is a critical piece of the design puzzle.
Welcome Royce Nitta and Emily Lanzas Bogaard!
Meet Reboot’s new spring interns, Royce and Emily! Royce, our Business Development Intern, is currently pursuing his MPA in social impact, innovation, & investment from NYU | Wagner. He brings a range of experience as a marketer and strategist, and will apply his skills to our events and business development team. Emily, our People and Operations Intern, is currently pursuing her MA in Industrial and Organizational Psychology at Hofstra University. She specializes in applying psychology to workplace challenges to make individuals, teams and organizations work more efficiently and achieve their goals.
“Accountability: The Key To Improving Health” Published in Nigeria Health Watch
Nigeria Health Watch, a health advocacy and policy blog, published an op-ed by Rebooter Adam Talsma on the importance of government accountability for improved outcomes in the health sector. The piece encourages international aid donors worldwide to include accountability measures in their strategic approach to building effective and sustainable public service delivery within the Nigerian health sector, and beyond.
Facilitating Dialogue for Anti-Corruption in Action
Zack Brisson and Ugochi Ekwueme will be key participants at the upcoming event, “Tackling corruption: making progress, learning lessons and building capacity,” hosted by Transparency International UK and Wilton Park from January 16-18. Zack will be the lead facilitator for over sixty experts in attendance, synthesizing the open dialogue on effective anti-corruption implementation. Ugochi will bring her expertise in open government to chair a session on building anti-corruption networks across sectors.
Welcome Amira El-Sayed!
Reboot is thrilled to welcome Amira El-Sayed to the team as our new Director of Programs & Strategy. Bringing her expertise in leading complex, large scale transparency and accountability initiatives, Amira will guide Reboot’s work across our portfolio to support public sector innovation around the world. She looks forward to applying her strategic and programmatic skills to further our mission for good governance.
Global Design for Participatory Democracy
Reboot, in partnership with the Hewlett Foundation, is hosting a new, action-oriented workshop for participatory budgeting (PB) experts, implementers, and funders. Taking place Barcelona, Spain from November 28th to 29th, our PB Exchange will bring together diverse stakeholders to co-design approaches to strengthen PB initiatives. Building on the global momentum of PB, and immediately following the IOPD Conference on participatory democracy, this workshop will focus on peer exchange and problem-solving for PB.